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      Neil Diamond

      Neil Diamond

      Highest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Lost & Found (1999)

      Birthday: Jan 24, 1941

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      An immensely talented singer-songwriter, Neil Diamond first penned hits like "I'm a Believer" for The Monkees as a Brill Building songwriter before scoring big with his own self-penned hits like "Solitary Man," "Cherry, Cherry," "Kentucky Woman," "Sweet Caroline," "Holly Holy" and "I Am I Said." A 1970s musical phenomenon, he hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts three times with "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and his duet with Barbra Streisand, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." On the Hollywood front, he won a Grammy for writing the soundtrack for "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (1973), and starred in "The Jazz Singer" (1980), whose soundtrack spawned the massive pop hits "Love on the Rocks," "Hello Again" and "America." Despite his unquestionable chops for writing enduringly popular, catchy songs, Diamond was often perceived as a little cheesy throughout the years. Time ultimately validated him, however, when acts like UB40 covered his "Red Red Wine," and director Quentin Tarantino scored a pivotal "Pulp Fiction" (1994) scene to Urge Overkill's cover of his "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon." Lovingly parodied by Will Ferrell on "Saturday Night Live' (NBC, 1975- ) and in "Saving Silverman" (2001), Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 and the next year won a Kennedy Center Honor. Guilty pleasure or not, Neil Diamond was a world-class singer-songwriter who crafted many of the world's most popular and enduring songs.

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      The Jazz Singer




      19% 51% Saving Silverman Self $19.4M 2001
      13% 28% Lost & Found Non-Original Music $6.5M 1999
      23% 69% The Jazz Singer Yussel Rabinovitch (Character),
      Original Songs
      - 1980
      98% 94% The Last Waltz Self,
      Original Songs
      $322.0K 1978


      No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer 2016
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2014 2016
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
      2008 2010
      68% 0% American Idol Guest 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Neil Diamond (Guest Star) 1967